Aug. 25-26, 2017
Holiday Inn Trustmark, Pearl MS
Literary Artists Onstage–reading from my book Fri. Aug. 25
Booksigning throughout conference Sat. Aug 26 8 am – 6 pm


I was interviewed on Richelle Putnam’s radio show Behind the Scenes on 103.3 Supertalk Meridian, MS Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 9 am! I talked about upcoming signing events and projects. I also read 3 poems from my book! Around 6:00 (after commercials) I start reading. If you’ve time to listen, please click on the above link and then on Nov. 25–you’ll see my name. Thank you!


Neshoba County Public Library
Philadelphia MS
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
2-4 pm

SANTA, “SNOW” Cocoa and Cookies! Ornament making, tree decorating and story time!

Very merry2



Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 am- 4 pm

Brandon, MS
151-B W Government Street
601 936-0089

Multi-author signing event!




Riverview Book Expo
Nov. 14, 2015
9 am – 4 pm

Arts Center, Jackson, MS
————————————————————Join me at my table along with fellow author Janet Taylor-Perry!

The Magic of Books
July 25, 2015
10 am – 4 pm

The University of Southern Miss. at Long Beach, Hardy Hall
Gulfport, MS

Hub City Writers
Book Exchange & Reading

March 20, 2015
6:30 p.m.

Java Werks
Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS


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Celebrate Literacy-The Magic of Books

January 31, 2015
2-7 p.m.

Old Capitol Inn
Jackson, MS

  • Signings/Readings by many authors (including me)
  • Children’s Book Reading
  • Workshop led by John Floyd, short story author
  • Children and College Students attend FREE
  • Adults: $25 ticket for charity

Registration & More Info:


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Clarice IMG_1763 Miss First Lady

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Jan. 24, 2015
2-4 pm

Book Mart & Cafe Book Signing 

120 E. Main
Starkville, MS

Front of Book Martme with sock monkeyIMG_1698IMG_1697

In the Clarion Ledger:

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In the Starkville Daily News:



Welcome MSU fans! MSU Football was awesome this year! My former student, Smokey, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated (far right!


Dec. 13, 2014

A Very Library Christmas

2-4 p.m.

Neshoba County Library

Philadelphia, MS


snow blows at the libraryme at tableme and Santasnowing groupMary Anna and Pamela


December  2014

Author Extravaganza

Main Street Books

Hattiesburg, MS

IMG_1322The GirlsDiane
Gal Pals  IMG_1333main street



Nov. 1, 2014

2-4 p.m.

Ole Miss Campus BookStore (Barnes & Nobles)

Ole Miss Bookstore

I was set up in front of the tree, but I wound up greeting people as they came in. It was CROWDED– Ole Miss was playing Auburn!

Ole Miss Grove

Front of bookstore: THE GROVE

Aug. 19, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
2517  7th Street
Meridian, MS 39301


July 19, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Book Signing

The BookShelf
637 Highway 51, Suite AA
Ridgeland, MS 39157

the bookshelf


Columbia Library (2)

June 28, 2014

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Reading/Book signing

Columbia-Marion County Public Library
900 Broad St.
Columbia, MS 39429
Phone:(601) 736-1812

Columbia is near Red Bluff.

Columbia paper    me reading       me  Renee 

Renee Steve  me KarenMary Mary Crystal Karen Diane Diane me



June 21, 2014

1:00 p.m. –  3:00 p.m.

Book Signing Books-a-Million
Meridian, MS

me and A whitlock ryan, manley, meme & A


June 7, 2014

10:00 a.m.

MWG Newton Chapter Meeting

Home of Virginia Welch
215 Fifth Street
Union, MS 39365


May 24th, 2014

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reading at the Meridian Chapter of the Mississippi Writers Guild meeting
Checker Board Restaurant

South Frontage Road
Meridian, MS.



April 26, 2014

4:15 p.m.


Missisisppi Poetry Society’s Spring Festival
Comfort Inn & Suites

Starkville, MS.


April 28, 2013 Experiencing Poetry 

Lorelei Books Vicksburg, MS A great lineup of published poets and professors!

Workshop Leader: Murray Shugars
Host: Howard Bahr,  novelist & winner of this year’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts
Panel: Angela Ball, USM Professor, published in BAP
Sandra Beasley, winner of winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize & many other awards, published in BAP Genaro Smith, published in Crab Orchard Review and various other publications Register Here Spaces are limited!! Cost: $22 Paypal

April 21-22, 2013 Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Festival
Lake Tiak O’Khata Winners of the contest will be announced.

Saturday, October 29, 2013 at SAGE Coffee and Books, Dr. Alan Brown will sign his new book, Haunted Meridian, Mississippi (Haunted America). He is an expert on haunted towns. I attended this Vicksburg Tour. See the pics of the haunted houses here and Post links at the bottom of that post to YOUR haunted book, or post your poem or story in the comments! Thanks! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oct. 1 at the Mid-South Poetry Festival sponsored by the Poetry Society of Tennessee at The University of Memphis Holiday Inn. I will be conducting a workshop titled, “20 Ways to Loose Your Muse!” I will also be performing on piano at the welcome party on Friday night. Registration information is online at A HUGE World-wide Poetry Event is coming to a city or town near you! See 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE I have compiled an extensive list of readings, literary workshops, festivals and conferences in the southern states. I need to update this! Please see:

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